The Medical Countermeasures Awareness for Public Health Emergencies course is a web-based course that enhances community preparedness by providing awareness-level training on the roles and responsibilities of the local public health community and its partners. The course covers local and federal resources and capabilities that may exist to help provide post-exposure prophylaxis for a large population in response to a catastrophic CBRNE or other public health event. It also reviews actions taken by a local jurisdiction during a public health emergency that require response at the local level and deployment of the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS).
There are no prerequisites for this course.
To meet attendance requirements, participants must review each training module and complete all required course assignments, activities, quizzes, and/or end of course exam.
TopicsOverview of Medical Countermeasures+Division of the Strategic National Stockpile+Community Medical Countermeasures Operations
This course provides awareness training for personnel within a jurisdiction who would be required to assist with or manage a public health emergency requiring mass prophylaxis. This course is appropriate for the Department of Homeland Security responder disciplines, such as:
- law enforcement
- fire services
- emergency medical services
- public health
- health care
- emergency management
- public information
- public works
- community partners that may include
- private industry
Continuing Education and Professional Credits0.2 CEUs
Government ProgramsFor DHS/FEMA Funded Courses, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (866) 878-8900